I was happy with my progress in the sewing room this week. I personally was busy but still got a few of my projects a little further along.
I got all of the string pieced sashing completed. YAHOO! I felt like that took forever.
Georgie was here one overnight with me and all day the next day. I taught her the “fine art” of taking the paper off of string pieced blocks.
We managed to get all of the papers off. YAHOO!!
Here they are…
I started trimming them but then decided I better stop. I haven’t measured or tested the piece in the quilt yet. I don’t want them all trimmed to the wrong size. I think they are fine but want to double-check.
My hope is to get my double-checking done soon and then trim the rest of the sashing strips.
A quilt top came my way. Sadly I don’t remember who it came from. It’s a charity quilt though. I think it somehow got damaged here. I feel so bad about that. Anyway, I noticed a hole and patched it.
I hand sewed it together. It is not noticeable from afar. It will still make a great quilt.
It’s on its way to a finisher now.
Midweek Carla came by and dropped off the quilt we are teaming up on that will be in Quilts and More Fall issue.
Carla did a great job with the quilting. The only thing I had to do was bind it, write the rough directions and mail it off. That sounds like an easy task…not so much.
I couldn’t find the leftover gray fabric anywhere. That’s what I was using for the binding. AHHH! I was so frustrated. I’m learned from experience that when I’m missing something, one of the best things I can do is to just start cleaning. Typically it’s under something. Nope. Not this time.
A half an hour into the whole ordeal and I finally found it. I had stuck it… here for safekeeping. WHY?? Why did I stick it here??
I bind my machine so it never worries me as I can bind any quilt in under two hours so even though I wasted all the time looking for the binding fabric, I still go the quilt stitched in time.
Here is a sneak peek. It’s not a fancy design but after all of my troubles with it, I’m happy to have it finished.
You might remember this top I was working on last week…I was trying to figure out if I wanted to add more borders to it or what I wanted to do. I read through all of your comments and most people suggested filling out the sixteen patches around the border. That’s what I was leaning towards…
I got up early one morning and sewed a bunch of 2″ strips together. Then over naptime when Gannon was here, I trimmed them.
I love trimming strips like this. It’s one of my favorite things to do when making a quilt. I just love looking at the pieces all in the box.
I’m writing this on Sunday afternoon. I plan to take the rest of the day and sew. I’m hoping to get a border on this and then make a decision on what to do with the quilt after that.
Stop by next week and see what I decided. I would be just thrilled to have another quilt top finished. I’m not racing, just ready to move on to a different project!
What are you working on?? I’d love to know.
A heads up. For those patiently waiting on me:
I am planning on taking the pictures and writing the tutorial for how I cut the tulips blocks for the tulip quilt this week so the tutorial will likely be early next week. Sorry for the delay. Things got behind when the grandkids were all sick and everyone needed me last week.